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The History - Campbell County the twenty-six county formed in the State of Tennessee, was created in 1806 from parts of Anderson and Claiborne Counties. It was named in honor of Arthur Campbell of the Revolutionary War who was also conducted several campaigns against the Indians in Tennessee. Settlements were made in the county as early as 1795. One of the earliest settlers being Hugh Montgomery, who owned the site later selected as the county seat for Campbell County. The first brick house in the county was built by Benjamin Wheeler, which is now part of the Cove Lake State Park. An old wagon served as the first court house in LaFollette.
Coal was discovered in the mountains in 1853, but mining operations ceased during the War Between the States and the mines were not reopened until the advent of the railroads. The completion of the Vasper to LaFollette Railroad in September 1897 caused the establishment of the coal mining towns along the route through the Cumberland Mountain section, and coal mining became a decided factor in the resources of Campbell County.
Campbell County today is particularly interested in maintaining the quality of life that is unique to the small community atmosphere. They want to keep the appeal of a nice quiet rural environment with urban amenities. A variety of housing is available from stately old farms houses to quaint Victorian era homes, to modern convenient houses & apartments.
The expanding commercial district between Jacksboro and LaFollette has increased the convenience to shoppers in our area. Downtown shopping areas are available in LaFollette, Jacksboro, Caryville, and Jellico. For those antique buffs, little shops, and craft stores abound in Campbell County.
Campbell County has numerous Industrial Parks to meet the need of any small to large industry. Our location is within a days drive to 60% of the population.
Campbell County is blessed with all of the community assets and quality infrastructure to make our beautiful county one of the most attractive home markets in the Southeast.
Live here and your family can bask in the beauty and relax in the security of small town America and yet be only a thirty minute drive from the city of Knoxville with its shopping, dining, sporting, and cultural base.
Campbell County Airport
Greens at Deerfield
LaFollette Country Club
Caryville Public Library
Herald and Tribune
Size - Encompasses all 5,000 square miles of Campbell County.
Facilities - The District's 24 school facilities include:
The LaFollette Medical Center and the Jellico Community Hospital provide ample services from general medical care, surgical care to high tech nuclear medicine. This community oriented facility continually strives to serve the community needs with an excellent medical staff and 24 hour emergency room facilities.
Jellico Community Hospital
LaFollette Medical Center
Ridgeview Psychiatric Hospital
Lenoir Museum - Norris Dam State Park
Campbell County residents and visitors want to relax, hike, camp, or fish, the recreational facilities here leave no room for excuses.
Exciting recreational area Norris Lake, which offers year round opportunities for fishing, boating, and a multitude of other water sports. A range of facilities around the lake area aimed at easy access. They include three TVA Small Wild Areas, a campground, hiking trails, three state parks, two wild life management areas, 23 commercial recreation areas, two county parks and 12 public boat ramps.
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